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Browse Film When Ancestry.com Digitizes It

Genealogists who have used Family History Library microfilm known that it is not unusual for items to be on a roll of microfilm that do not appear in the catalog entry for that film. Sometimes microfilmers film an unusual small book or a few pieces of paper that really don’t “fit” with the other records. Sometimes […]

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Five Out of Ten Items Correct on Johann’s 1838 Baptismal Entry in Ancestry.com’s Transcription

The “record” for  Johann Friederich Janssen in Ancestry.com‘s “Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1519-1969” makes him the poster child for reviewing the original record before doing anything with a transcription someone has made of a record. Ancestry.com has the following things wrong in Johann’s entry: His date of birth His date of baptism His place of […]

Born in Wiegboldsbur u Wiesens?

Locating Jan Mimken Habben in Ancestry.com‘s “Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1519-1969” was fairly easy. I had his name and date of birth from other records and I had already seen the German record of his birth. However, I wanted to search their database for other families I have from the same area. In reviewing […]